How Wikipedia uses HTML5 to save bandwidth

added by JefClaes
1/19/2012 2:04:03 PM

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Something I hadn't noticed until recently is that Wikipedia tries to use the browser's native SVG support to render certain images. For example, if you search for a high resolution image of your country's flag, you will probably end up viewing an SVG. Next to being able to scale to an arbitrary size without suffering data loss, the SVG data format allows images to be far more compact. Basically, SVG is just XML, which also means ...


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